June 25, 2018
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Supervisor of mother’s visit charged in connection with Waterville child abduction

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

WATERVILLE, Maine — A second woman has been charged in connection with a case in which two children were kidnapped by their mother during a supervised visit, police said Wednesday.

Jennifer Dore, 37, of Benton is facing two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, according to Waterville Deputy Chief Charles Rumsey.

Dore is the court-appointed visitation supervisor who allowed BethMarie Retamozzo, 34, to drive away with her two children in the vehicle, according to Rumsey.

Retamozzo arrived back in Maine on Monday after waiving extradition from South Carolina. She was nabbed at an Interstate 95 rest stop in that state on Aug. 18.

Retamozzo reportedly drove off with the children on Aug 15.

Rumsey said Dore did not report that Retamozzo had driven off with the children until five hours after it happened. She was familiar with some of Retamozzo’s history and the family dynamics that led the court to allow supervised visitation.

“This knowledge, combined with Dore’s failure to notify law enforcement that Retamozzo abducted her children, placed those children at risk,” the deputy chief said.

Waterville police Detective David Caron met with Dore on Tuesday and issued her two summons, Rumsey said. She is scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 5.

Rumsey said Dore is not an employed with the Department of Health and Human Services, and was not paid for supervising visits. No additional charges are anticipated in the case.

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